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Weekly Spotlight: A Long Awaited Decision

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee finally voted to subpoena Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo, two individuals seemingly at the root of the ethics crisis surrounding the Supreme Court

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On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee finally voted to subpoena Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo, two individuals seemingly at the root of the ethics crisis surrounding the Supreme Court. We at POGO applaud the committee for working to shine a light on corruption and influence-peddling at the nation’s highest court. This is an important step to protect both the integrity of the court and Congress’s constitutional authority to investigate matters of vital public interest.

We have long called for more rigorous oversight concerning ethics and corruptive influence at the Supreme Court. The committee was left with little choice but to compel a response after Crow and Leo for months refused to comply with requests for voluntary information. While no other member of the public would be permitted to ignore congressional investigators, Crow and Leo have brazenly rebuffed Senate investigators who requested information about lavish, undisclosed travel and other gifts they have bestowed on Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

Sarah Turberville, Director of The Constitution Project joined WABE’s “All Things Considered” to talk more about this. Listen Now.


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